Swintt has set sail with SlotBeats’ Slot of the Week award with the latest addition to its ‘Book of’ catalogue, Book of the East.
The 5×3, 10-payline video slot comes with an RTP of between 92.24 and 96.18 per cent and a high volatility level implemented within the gameplay, as well as features including free spins, a buy bonus option, expanding symbols and respins.
“We are thrilled to have Book Of The East awarded with the Slot of the Week by SlotBeats. This is our first game featuring the Buy Feature mechanic,” scommented David Mann, chief commercial officer of Swintt.
“Book Of The East is a book game with the classic book bonus feature, however, we are increasing the excitement by implementing the expanding mystery symbol to the base game, where this feature is triggered by collecting at least 3 keys, which happens very frequently.
“We are very proud of the beautiful design of this game and are confident it will be greatly received by the players.”
As the developer’s first game to include a buy feature, players have the option to purchase free spins directly for x75 their bet, though they can also be triggered in the base game when three or more dragon book symbols appear anywhere on the reels.
Here, the board will plunge beneath the waves as eight free spins are awarded and a regular symbol is chosen at random to expand. If this symbol appears on any reel during the feature, it will stretch to fill the entire column, with paylines being re-calculated.
Whether activated in the base game or bought directly, the feature can be prolonged by landing three or more further dragon book symbols in a single spin. Here, players will receive an extra eight free spins plus a multiplier prize of up to x200 based on the number of triggering symbols.
Furthermore, expanding symbols can also be activated during the base game by collecting golden keys. Whenever one of these special icons appears, it will automatically be added to a bar that sits above the reels, and once three have been collected a free respin will be triggered.
Before this respin takes place, a random symbol will again be selected to expand, with wins being calculated in the same way as they are in the feature. Once used, the key metre will revert to zero and players will have the opportunity to start collecting them again in order to trigger more respins.